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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Published November 25, 2009


* Scientists: Climate Change “Accelerating Beyond Expectations”
* Poll: Less Americans Believe in Global Warming
* U.S. Won’t Sign Land Mine Treaty
* Obama to Announce Afghan Escalation Plan
* Report: Afghan Army Has 25% Turnover Rate
* Kashmiri Protesters Rally Outside White House
* Admin Official Involved in Gitmo Closure Resigns
* Fed: High Unemployment Expected Through 2012
* Bank Loans Fall to 25-Year Low
* Japan to Probe Secret U.S. Nuclear Deal
* UK Officials: Iraq War Planning Predated 9/11 Attacks
* Hague Trial Begins for Congolese Warlords
* Washington Post Shutters Remaining U.S. Bureaus
* Appeals Court Affirms Eminent Domain for Proposed Brooklyn Stadium

* Arroyo-web
Philippines Declares State of Emergency After 57 People Killed in Politically-Linked Massacre

The death toll from the Philippines’ worst politically-linked massacre has risen to fifty-seven. The victims were abducted as they were travelling to nominate an opposition candidate for governor in upcoming elections.The dead include 18 Filipino journalists from regional newspapers. It’s believed to be the highest number of reporters killed in a single attack anywhere in the world. We speak with Walden Bello, an Akbayan Representative in the Filipino Congress.[includes rush transcript]
* Landmine-web
Ahead of Key Global Conference, U.S. Announces Continued Rejection of Land Mine Ban

The Obama administration has announced it won’t sign an international convention banning land mines. This is the first time the Obama administration has publicly disclosed its position on the Mine Ban Treaty, which bans the use, stockpiling, production or transfer of antipersonnel mines. We speak to Stephen Goose of Human Rights Watch’s arms division and a co-founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.[includes rush transcript]
* Nukes-3mile-web
As U.S. Probes Radiation at Three Mile Island, Christian Parenti on Enduring "Zombie Nuke Plants" Nationwide

Federal officials have launched an investigation of a radiation leak at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania on Saturday. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said about 175 workers were sent home when the contamination was detected. We speak to journalist Christian Parenti, who says “Zombie Nuke Plants” like Three Mile Island should have been closed long time ago, but continue to operate.[includes rush transcript]

Obama to Announce Afghan Escalation Plan Dec. 1st

Administration officials say President Obama will unveil his decision on sending tens of thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan next week. Obama is expected to announce the plan in a prime-time address next Tuesday night. At the White House yesterday, Obama said he intends to “finish the job” in Afghanistan. [includes rush transcript]

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